View Full Version : Stanley, Fell Terrier x Bedlington(?) 4years old

Rescue Remedies
1st September 2009, 08:32 PM
Stanley, Fell Terrier x Bedlington, 4 years old
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593148/StanleyAug.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593148/StanleyAug.jpg)

His Story: Stanley was owned by an older couple who obviously ‘babied’ him and weren’t able to cope with terrier ways. He spent 5 months in kennels before he came to us & a further 2 months with us then homed. Unfortunately his homing didn’t work out, but we have learnt so much about Stanley's needs.

Salient points: Stanley gives an aloof air coupled with deep bonding which has led to 'separation anxiety'. Mixes well with dogs once he relaxes, but might have to test them out initially. Muzzled to enable initial introductions to go well in high dog density areas as with so many terriers. Needs terrier experienced home who can reassure yet stretch Stanley beyond his 'comfort zone'

Advert: Stanley is a handsome 4 year old Fell (x Bedlington?)terrier with striking looks and a loving nature. We now know what we are looking for for Stanley. Everything for Stanley rests around his focused comfort zone "being with his ‘beloved’ person" ideally on the lap and having lovely walks. He needs a home where there is the balance of ‘companion pet' i.e. sleeps in the bedroom in his crate and living an ordinary relaxed life full of dog activites. Stanley suffers from separation anxiety which manifests in acute anxiety at being apart from his ‘special’ person so a constructive programme with multiple bonding encouraged to avoid the need for ‘weaning’ as he clings and claims his special person soon upon homing. Stanley needs to find his identity independent of merging it into others. Special boy with special needs. Could live with another or other tolerant dog companions as he is still working through the 'only dog' syndrome. He walks beautifully on the lead until he sees a dog or squirrel then he sparkles, but relaxes with confident management. Once his energy is flowing he relaxes into a cheerful chappie! Stanley has a tight non-moult coat which needs attention every 4-6 months. Stanley is neutered, chipped and vax'd.

Easy to manage in kennels and good in a home. He mixes well with respectful visiting children and visitors in general. Would benefit from a home that understands his terrier nature and makes allowances for it so he can enjoy it also! Stanley is a super terrier.

"Please note that this dog is currently in kennels and is also available for foster until a 'forever' home is found".

Please visit our FORUM to see this dogs individual thread, find out more about them and follow their progress.

If you are interested in re-homing please visit our website and complete our homing questionnaire so we can ensure our dogs are matched and will suit your circumstances/lifestyle.

For daily updates click our forum logo on our homepage and you will find the full range of dogs that are available for homing.

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593146/Stanley.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593146/Stanley.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593147/Stanley4.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/593147/Stanley4.jpg)

1st September 2009, 11:28 PM
Oh bless him. I hope the right home comes along soon for him. He sounds like with a little time and effort he could be a fantastic family dog! :cross:

Rescue Remedies
2nd September 2009, 07:22 PM
Here is an update from one of our volunteer kennel walkers:

"I had the real pleasure of taking Stanley out for a while today. He was a bit subdued and nervous to start with but that didn't last for long. He's very affectionate and loves being cuddled, squeezed, stroked and tickled. I think I spent a bit too much time doing this!
He was very easy to walk on the lead and he stayed close by most of the time.

We had lunch in the car and he did get very excited when we saw another dog getting out of a car next to us. We saw a few other dogs on the common but didn't actually meet any face to face. We saw 2 rabbits and loads of birds and he took no notice at all.
I chatted with an elderly gentleman for a while and Stanley was happy to sit and wait until we'd finished. This dog has manners!

I think Stanley seemed to become more confident the more we walked. It won't be long before that cheeky terrier comes out.

It broke my heart when he kept standing at the kennel gate every time I went to leave :(
After only knowing him for a few hours it's obvious to me that this little guy has so many good points - I have no doubt that some lucky people will find him soon".

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/594192/Rescue+Remedies+100.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/594192/Rescue+Remedies+100.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/594195/Rescue+Remedies+102.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/594195/Rescue+Remedies+102.jpg)

25th October 2009, 12:29 PM
any news?

Rescue Remedies
25th October 2009, 10:03 PM
Stanley is still looking for a forever home! :please3:

17th November 2009, 11:21 PM
Any news?

Rescue Remedies
18th November 2009, 09:25 PM
Poor Stanley has been suffering in kennels. His feet are very sore. One of the kennels walkers has kindly given him a few days break so that they can heal, but he really needs a foster home.

Still waiting for his forever family to find him :please3:

19th November 2009, 08:47 AM
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu316/AnimalLifelineUK/Smilies/More%20Smilies/please-490.gif can anyone offer Stanley a loving foster or forever home? http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu316/AnimalLifelineUK/Smilies/More%20Smilies/thpraying.gif

Rescue Remedies
19th November 2009, 10:42 PM
An update from one of our volunteer kennel walkers who has give Stanley a couple of days break from kennels to help is sore paws heal ...

“Poor Stanley had very sore feet, so we brought him home again for a few more days to give him time to relax and heal and to give him a break from his kennel. It was a good opportunity to get to know him a bit better too.

Paddy and Bella welcomed him back and they spent every day and evening together without any problems at all. Stanley isn't one for joining in with play, although Paddy did succeed in getting him to chase him a bit once or twice. I don't really think Stanley knows how to play with other dogs and is happy to play with a ball on his own, but I'm sure over time, if he lives with another dog, he will learn as he's a really clever boy.

Stanley is a real food monster. He knows where all the food in the house is and is there like a shot when you open any drawer,cupboard, door. He likes coffee and I caught him gently carrying off Mum's china cup to lick the coffee drops from inside. He also silently pinched an empty turkey packet from the bin. There definitely is a cheeky terrier in there and it only takes a few days to come out.

Getting his own way is very high on Stanley's agenda. I think he must keep a little diary in his head of tactics that have worked, both present and past. He will try anything - from special looks, to actions such as sitting up on his back legs with 1 foot in the air and if that fails, both feet in the air. If all else fails, he rolls over on his back and gives you the look at the same time. It's hard not to give in, but he does need boundaries with firmness, consistency and patience. He generally does as he's told after telling him 3 times - which isn't bad at all!

Stanley needs his home soon! He's come on in leaps and bounds in only a few days. He would be great as an only dog, but he can live with others provided he knows what he's allowed to do and what he's not. He doesn't need much to make him happy, and he's got such a lot to give in return”.

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/650857/RR+Stan+the+Man+040.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/650857/RR+Stan+the+Man+040.jpg)

Rescue Remedies
6th December 2009, 10:07 PM
Lynne had a lovely leisurely walk with Stanley today. He has settled really well in the Gatwick kennels. Loved to bits and content to observe all the goings on. His paws are fine and he is happy and welcoming of visitors :wink:


ABC Cat Rescue
6th December 2009, 10:44 PM
Glad to hear Stanley is doing better now and his feet aren't sore anymore. :hug:

Hope he gets his forever home soon

Rescue Remedies
29th December 2009, 07:41 PM
Well I had the pleasure of seeing Stanley yesterday and fell a little more for his charms. What a lovely boy he is and seems to be overlooked ... please tell me why .... ? :?:

What a sweetie ...
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678485/Kennels+28.12.2009+001.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678485/Kennels+28.12.2009+001.JPG)

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678487/Kennels+28.12.2009+003.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678487/Kennels+28.12.2009+003.JPG)http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678488/Kennels+28.12.2009+005.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678488/Kennels+28.12.2009+005.JPG)

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678490/Kennels+28.12.2009+007.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678490/Kennels+28.12.2009+007.JPG)http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678492/Kennels+28.12.2009+008.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678492/Kennels+28.12.2009+008.JPG)

Happy with Tina D's gift of a toy ...
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678496/Kennels+28.12.2009+013.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678496/Kennels+28.12.2009+013.JPG)

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678500/Kennels+28.12.2009+012.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678500/Kennels+28.12.2009+012.JPG)http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678505/Kennels+28.12.2009+014.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/678505/Kennels+28.12.2009+014.JPG)

Stanley is still waiting for his foster or forever home to come along!

Rescue Remedies
23rd February 2010, 09:49 PM
An update from Janet, one of our volunteers on Stanley:

"Stanley and I had some special time out together in the park today. I have such a soft spot for this little guy. He may have his little quirks, but he's very lovable and deserves a home of his own - the sooner, the better. He really is a Tip Top Typical Terrier".

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720659/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+012.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720659/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+012.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720660/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+015.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720660/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+015.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720661/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+013.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720661/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+013.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720662/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+020.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720662/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+020.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720663/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+023.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720663/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+023.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720666/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+026.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720666/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+026.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720669/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+030.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/720669/Stanleys+Day+Out+and+Tissy+030.jpg)

Rescue Remedies
28th March 2010, 08:15 PM
An update from one of our volunteer walkers ...

"Charlie kidnapped me and Tom from Gatwick South yesterday and took us to Gatwick North where we took out Stanley (with Cole and Martin). He's a friendly little guy and nice to walk.

When we stopped to talk or for another dog to catch us up he sat down patiently and waited. I got down to stroke him and he gave me his paw - and again, and again... After a while he decided it was time to go back to the kennels and staged a sitting protest - it took some persuasion to get him to walk a bit further. We had fun"!


Rescue Remedies
31st March 2010, 10:06 PM
An update from Lynne...

Lovely last walk with Stanley or was it last waltz! He has lost a lot of weight so when the staff felt him they have immediately up'd his food. Had another session hand stripping. He has a go back, but never quite bites but gets his message across. I have another 2 just like him at home, so we get a rapport going of 'negotiation and firmness and loving' and then a little cheekiness to get another big tangle out! Lots of loving.

We sat on the bridge together and had a quiet 10 mins embraced cheek to cheek, just watching the countryside. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

He had a good munch on grass at the front of the walk.

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/744723/Stanley19.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/744723/Stanley19.jpg)

Stanley is still waiting for a foster or forever home!

Rescue Remedies
3rd April 2010, 11:08 PM
"Auntie Lynne, Tina D & Sharon came to see me yesterday and Sharon took me for a walk. Frank went off to his foster home. I'm still waiting for a special day, but no-one has come to find me yet.

I'm still hopeful and I'm always on the look out for my family ... but if you are out there and coming would you please make it soon?!

Nope can't see you yet - will check again later"!

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/749142/Stan.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/749142/Stan.jpg)

9th May 2010, 02:21 PM
I've met Stanley yesterday. He would benefit so much from a loving forever home or foster home. Fingers crossed Stanley :gl:

Rescue Remedies
14th May 2010, 07:43 PM
A few pics from one of our walking volunteers who has taken Stanley home for a break from kennel life...

Stanley and my boys .A happy threesome – Stanley is top left!
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/776979/IMG031-01.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/776979/IMG031-01.jpg)

Enjoying the sun ...
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/777148/IMG_0591.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/777148/IMG_0591.JPG)

Stan is in the background
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/777153/IMG_0599.JPG (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/777153/IMG_0599.JPG)

Rescue Remedies
16th May 2010, 03:45 PM
As you can see, Julie fell in love with Stanley too!

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/778861/stanley2.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/778861/stanley2.jpg)

1st June 2010, 06:59 PM
Stanley looking oh-so-handsome after his trip to the Dog Salon.



An update from one of our volunteers:
'Stanley out for the day, just chilling in his sofa right now. Plan a quiet day at home as he seems somewhat tired from kennel life. One of the kennel hands had Stanley for the day yesterday at their home and he was good as gold.
Stanley is such an easy dog , walks perfectly, travels like a dream in the car, lies down and not a peep out of him, obedient, and just suitable for a loving , gentle home.'

Rescue Remedies
2nd June 2010, 02:51 PM
Stanley had a break from kennels with one of our volunteers as his paws have been very sore. Here is her update:

“Stanley has had plenty of rest ~ spending nearly all his time curled up on sofa. Hoping his back paws are healing so he will be able to walk his gentle walk again. Nothing Stanley likes better than to sleep, and when he is sleeping Stanley would prefer no interruptions, and just peace and quiet. Making him very easy to be with, but he LOVES his snuggle time. Need to let Stanley come to you in his time, which can be often, although Stanley knows in my household we have to share affection with ALL the family and he has to wait his turn , as he does, when treats are being offered out. Stanley's new owner, and they are out there, will simply need to be a commanding, yet gentle person, who doesn't let Stan rule the roost. I have had NO concerns or worries with Stan, he is the most easy going of dogs, and he manages his place well with my two male JRT x's. Although one of my JRT feels out of sorts and keeps his distance. Would take Stan on but I simply can’t juggle a baby in to the equation also, and Stanley does not like to be disturbed whilst snoozing.

Stan to stay a further night and will be back to kennels tomorrow afternoon.

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790161/stan4.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790161/stan4.jpg)

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790162/stan3.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790162/stan3.jpg)

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790171/stan6.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/790171/stan6.jpg)

Another night with Stanley at my home ... Good news his paws are healing nicely and we managed a brisk 20 minute walk. So pleased for him. Went out and brought him his favourite treat (again) - mini sausages.pack has gone! If anyone deserves a treat it is Stanley ~ over a year in kennels, and still waiting for his most needed special forever home. Currently past out on sofa, in deep sleep. This is Stanley's world, perfect peace and harmony on a sofa. He is a most serene dog, and now with his handsome new Summer coat he can shine outwardly, as well as inwardly. Also brought a plastic ball with inside treats to keep him amused in the kennel. Loved it here and fabulous to see Stanley enjoy himself in a real terrier way with ball in tow”.

Rescue Remedies
29th June 2010, 09:53 PM
Stanley came into rescue with us in May 2009 - last year! He is now being fostered on a part-time basis by one of our volunteers so that he can have a break from kennel life. Here is her update:

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/811516/Photo+37.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/811516/Photo+37.jpg)

"Have really enjoyed having Stanley at home with us. There have been a couple of "moments" with our dog Macy, but only momentarily and on the whole he has been a joy.

We have been for several walks across the fields and he has enjoyed being on the extending lead. Have seen no sign of sore paws.

Not really looking forward to taking him back to kennels later, but he can come again on Saturday until Tuesday".

Stanley needs his forever home - where are you?

Rescue Remedies
12th July 2010, 09:42 AM
:party1: :party1: :party1: :party1:
Delighted to report that Stanley has now found his forever home!

12th July 2010, 09:45 AM
:woo: :woo2: good for Stanley good luck in your new home :rock: